Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos comes out as gay

Joe Williams November 10, 2015
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The singer came out during a candid interview, admitting he has struggled with his sexuality for years.

Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos came out as gay during a frank and honest interview with cult writer Bret Easton Ellis.

The synthpop musician spoke openly with the author about his marriage and subsequent divorce from partner Kristina Mucci – and the struggles of understanding his own sexual identity.

Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos comes out as gay

The star – who has bipolar disorder – said that he had always found it much easier to discuss his mental health than his sexuality.

“Specifically with my sexuality, it was just, unlike bipolar, ‘Don’t get help. Don’t talk to anyone,’” he said.

“I lived in such a straight group of people. Not like anyone wasn’t going to be understanding, it was not the time.”

“It was just so easy at the time to talk about girls. I just kept writing about them,” he added.

“I was going through so many difficult issues with girls in general that when I started dating my wife she just quieted them so much so.

“She was such a good friend. It became kind of a non-issue.”

Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos comes out as gay

Angelakos later explained that he fought against his true feelings due to his love for ex-wife Mucci.

“It’s always been about putting it off in my head – not consciously,” he said.

“When you’re teetering on the edge of heterosexuality or homosexuality and you don’t know what’s going on, it’s just so comfortable to keep coming back to what you know.”

“I just wanted so badly to be straight, because I love her so much,” he explained.

“I think that was one of the most painful things when we decided to separate.”

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